Wild Rice and Quinoa Salad with Mushrooms, Cranberries and Pecans

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It was the middle of  winter and the alerts of a tornado watch popped up on my phone.  I looked out the window and saw a curtain of rain pouring down.  We needed the rain, but I could have done without the tornado watch.   It was 5:00 pm and I needed to start thinking… 

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Wild Mushroom Risotto

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This is how a regular conversation with OB goes about an unknown/not previously used ingredient, when he accompanies me to the grocery store.  ”Ooooooh oyster mushrooms!” “What are those?” “Oyster mushrooms, smell them,” “They smell like fish!” “That is why they are oyster mushrooms.  I’m going to get some!” “What for?” “To cook with…duh!” “What are you… 

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Fontina Polenta Pie with Beef and Mushrooms

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I see the light at the end of the tunnel and I couldn’t be happier.  Yesterday I looked outside at my yard and I saw grass again. Beautiful little sprigs of green grass.   I survived Snowpocalypse 2011 and I am looking forward to the spring. Yesterday I also noticed that the days are getting a… 

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Baked Eggs with Spinach, Mushrooms and Pancetta

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Eggs are loved and cherished in this home.  Especially an egg with a soft runny yolk.  We love eggs and I am amazed how many eggs two people can go through.  Mmmmm….huevos….that’s eggs in Spanish. For my New Year’s Day brunch I was trying to think of a way to make eggs without having to… 

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Creamy Fettuccine with Prosciutto Asparagus, Mushrooms and Peas

Yesterday I was in the kitchen with the windows open and the sunlight streaming in.  Outside my window I heard a rustling, when I looked out I saw a red breasted robin dancing in the dry leaves.  Spring has finally arrived.  It is almost hard to believe that earlier in the week we had 4… 

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